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Chris Jackson, National Chair
See the NASHiCS Video 2019 National Chair report
The National Officers and Members of the National Executive wish you a Happy Christmas and a Healthy New Year for 2020.
Flu vaccinations for people with learning disabilities.
GP surgeries should give a clear message that people with learning disabilities, their family carers and paid supporters are entitled to a free flu vaccination.
People on the learning disability register should have it recorded in their notes that they “need a flu immunisation” – there is a specific Read code for this.
Talk to people at their annual health check about why it is important that … Details
Further Safety Award for Best Practice.
A further award was made at the National Conference for Best Practice.
Highly Commended to Yorkare Care Homes.
The formal presentation was made by Chris Jackson (National Chair ) at Magdalen Park to present Ivy (Resident), Nicole (Registered Manager), Laura (Residential Care Manager) & Jonathan (Operations Director) with the award.
Photo of the presentation may be seen at the top right of this page.
National Executive members are speaking at the Expo.
The HSE is looking for nominations for the HSE 2019 musculoskeletal disorders ‘risk reduction through design’ awards.
No design solution is too small – small scale/low cost solutions are just as welcome as the large scale/high cost design solutions.HSE’s ‘Risk-reduction through design’ Award The ‘Risk-reduction through design’ Award is sponsored by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF). More information details
Additional Guidance to Fire Safety Risk Assessment Residential Care Premises.
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e-News issue 101 (November 2019) available for members
Next issue 102 due January 2020.
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